Archive for July, 2016

What are Your Color Choices for the 2017 Kia Sorento?

Friday, July 29th, 2016
2017 Kia Sorento midsize SUV color options Friendly Kia

2017 Kia Sorento Available Exterior Colors and Interior Colors 

Like the character Hansel in “Zoolander,” the Kia Sorento is so hot right now.  And the midsize SUV comes in colors that are equally in demand and popular.  So if you’re looking to see what the 2017 Kia Sorento’s available exterior and interior colors are, then you’ve come to the right place.  Knowledge is a mere click away!

Kia Sorento Inventory

Kia Sorento Tip & Tricks, Benefits, Specs

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How Do Kia Models Compare with Ford Models?

Friday, July 29th, 2016
2016 Kia Optima vs 2016 Ford Fusion Kia vs Ford models Tampa FL

2017 2016 Kia Sportage Optima vs. Ford Escape Fusion 

There’s a meme that’s popular about Harrison Ford that compares him with Ford models, where various images show him in different situations with captions that link him to a specific model.  For example, a picture of him holding a camera says “Ford Focus.” Another with him running from a villain says “Ford Escape.”  It shows how popular the actor and the automaker are – plus, it’s pretty darn funny.

Kia models haven’t been as fortunate to be compared with Harrison Ford in a viral web sense, but that should change any day now, with the results in of our comparison pages with Kia models vs. Ford models.  We compare the entire lines against one another, so that you can almost imagine they’re lined up like superheroes do before a big fight scene in the movies.  For example, we have the 2017 Kia Sportage vs. The 2017 Ford Escape and the 2016 Kia Optima vs. The 2016 Ford Fusion.

Kia Vs. The Competition Menu     Kia Rio vs. Ford Fiesta     Kia Forte vs. Ford Focus

Kia Optima vs. Ford Fusion    Kia Cadenza vs. Ford Taurus     Kia Optima Hybrid vs. Ford Fusion Hybrid

Kia Sportage vs. Ford Escape     Kia Sorento vs. Ford Explorer    Kia Soul vs. Ford C-Max

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What Does Our Rio Think About the Olympics Stealing All the Attention this Summer?

Friday, July 29th, 2016
2016 Kia Rio vs. Rio de Janeiro Olympics city vs. car Friendly Kia Tampa FL

2016 Kia Rio vs. 2016 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics are a big deal, as always, and run August 5-21 this time around in Rio de Janeiro.  But did the organizers of this massive global event ever stop to consider how this will impact our beloved Kia Rio?

We’re sure the 2016 Kia Rio will recover just fine, and continue to provide nice fuel economy and next-level handling to drivers like yourself, but still, we’re going to compare the two, just to be sure there are no hard feelings.

Even better, if you get into the driver’s seat of a Kia Rio it’s a guarantee you won’t have to worry about the potential of contracting Zika Virus like the commentators are talking about for the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olympics.

More on the Benefits of the Kia Rio

Why Was Megan Fox Driving a Kia Rio?

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Which Kia Vehicles Can Use Android Auto, Apple CarPlay?

Friday, July 29th, 2016
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Kia Models 2016 2017 Tampa FL

Apple CarPlay Android Auto Kia Model Compatibility 

Just a few months back, the 2017 Kia Sorento SUV became the first of our models to be compatible with Apple CarPlay, a development that was long-awaited by us at Friendly Kia.  At the time the plans for the near future were that the 2016 Optima sedan and the 2017 Sportage crossover would be the additional models that would be able to sync up with Apple CarPlay, but that has been expanded to include several other models, opening up this enhanced driving experience to more of you.

Better yet, this upgrade is free for Kias that have the compatible navigation system or UVO3 eServices.  Please stay with us to see which vehicles meet these requirements, and how you can get your free tech upgrade as we look at the Kia models that are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Features of Apple CarPlay

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Find a New Kia, Save a Bundle in the Model Year-End Clearance Event!

Thursday, July 28th, 2016
2016 Kia Model Year End Clearance 2016 Optima Forte Rio Sorento Tampa FL

2016 Kia Model Year-End Clearance Tampa St. Petersburg FL

It’s time to make like a pirate and swab the decks clear of 2016 models to make way for all the new vehicles that will be coming our way soon at Friendly Kia.

To that end, we have a variety of incentives available for you on our New Port Richey, Florida lot that will save you money on a 2016 Kia model like the Optima sedan or the Soul crossover. So whether you’re in nearby Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg FL or you’re planning a pilgrimage to our lot this summer, we have a deal or two for you with our Year-End Clearance incentives.

Want a Nice Lease Price? Sign It & Drive It!

2 Cars for the Price of 1-See this Sale!

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You’re Safe and Sound with the 2017 Kia Sorento

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
2017 Kia Sorento IIHS Top Safety Pick Friendly Kia

2017 Kia Sorento IIHS Top Safety Pick

Apologies to electro-pop group Capital Cities’ 2013 hit, “Safe and Sound,” but the 2017 Kia Sorento does a better job keeping you secure than the Ryan Merchant-Sebu Simonian song, which we’re fans of, by the way.

The proof is in the pudding; the “pudding” is that the 2017 Sorento was just named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for the third consecutive model year.  This distinction means the midsize SUV has undergone thorough crash and impact tests by the well-respected Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and performed well enough to be considered among the safest in its class.

See How Safe the 2017 Sorento Is

See All the Awards the Sorento is Winning

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When is the Kia Cadenza Hybrid Hitting the Lot?

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
Kia Cadenza hybrid eco-friendly global debut

Kia Cadenza Hybrid Sedan Global Debut Details

The Kia Cadenza is already well-established as a luxury sedan with style and grace.  Think Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds in “Singing in the Rain,” and you’re almost there.  While we’re eagerly looking forward to the upcoming 2017 Kia Cadenza, which has already seen time at the NY Auto Show and has new features like Head Up Display and a new hexagonal front fascia design, there’s a hybrid Cadenza in the works.  We’ll give you the details about the Kia Cadenza hybrid sedan, which recently made its global debut.

2017 Kia Cadenza’s Debut, Specs

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Kia Manufacturing Becomes More Eco-Friendly, Like Our Cars

Saturday, July 23rd, 2016
Kia reduced emissions manufacturing and driving Kia Niro Optima Hybrid

Kia Reduced Environmental Impact Lowered Emissions 

Kia dealerships are fast becoming the primary destination for any eco-friendly hybrid vehicle lover, thanks to our expanded selection of these green vehicles for the 2017 model year.  Whether you crave the smooth, high-octane style of the 2017 Kia Optima hybrid, the supreme savings of the 2017 Kia Optima Plug-In Hybrid, or the next-level versatility of the 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Utility Vehicle, we have just the thing for you, as all of these models are slated to arrive in the coming months.

But in the meantime, we wanted to update you on how our commitment to reducing environmental impact extends to our assembly of the very vehicles that also lower tailpipe emissions.  We’ll also fill you in on the release of the 2017 Kia hybrid lineup.

Kia Hybrid Vehicle Updates, News

Find the Best Kia Vehicles for Summer Driving

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How Do Aerodynamics for 2017 Optima Hybrids Differ from Gas Engine Optimas?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
2016 Kia Optima 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid aerodynamics

2017 Kia Optima Hybrid vs. 2016 Kia Optima Aerodynamics

When you hear the phrase aerodynamics, you might be tempted to think of airplanes and the formation of wings.  But the principles that apply to the look, handling and fuel economy of airplanes also apply to the more earthbound vehicles, like the 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid or the 2016 Kia Optima gas engine model.  Ready to take flight with a Kia Optima?  We thought so!

2016 Kia Optima Trim Level Comparison

More on Kia Hybrid Vehicles

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How Does the 2017 Sorento Compare with the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe?

Friday, July 22nd, 2016
2017 Kia Sorento vs 2017 Hyundai Sante Fe midsize SUVs Friendly Kia

2017 Kia Sorento vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV 

If you’re familiar with the McGruff commercials, he was a popular cartoon dog who urged all civilians to raise awareness of wrongdoing and “take a bite out of crime.”

The latest Kia Sorento is just as eager to use its “jaws,” as the 2017 Kia Sorento not only takes a bite out of the streets with a top power output of 290 HP, it also takes a bite out of its midsize SUV competition, with more interior room and a vastly better price.

So if you’re interested in this battle of popular midsize SUVs, then kick back for a minute and see how the 2017 Kia Sorento does vs. the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV (Sport and standard models).

Read More: 2017 Kia Sorento Features

Read More: 2016 Sorento Benefits, Specs

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